What is the Huge root.zip file

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CrockettGTO, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. CrockettGTO macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    I have 1.1.1 visited jailbreakme.com and ran the installer. My first time to SSH into the iPhone and noticed that there is this very large root.zip file in the var root folder. (my iPod touch didn't have this file) question is what is it doing there and what is it exactly. Is it necessary?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. eggplant macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    Its what is downloaded when you visit jailbreakme.com, inside are all the things that are copied to the filesystem root structure to make the jailbreak work.

    I don't think its necessary once the phone is jailbroken
  3. metoo6000 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    London, UK
    So I can delete the root.zip and youtube.zip then? Can anyone confirm this?

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